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Old 8th Dec 2018, 9:21 am   #30
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Default Re: Baird T5 retoration project.

Just a word of warning here.

For those not familiar with mains derived EHT systems. These are lethal if stringent precautions are not observed. Great care has to be taken when servicing including the stability of the chassis that can fall and trap the unwary with very dangerous results.

O/C bleeder networks and poor insulation are very real hazards.

Just this week I had a very odd incident involving a PYE D16T and a glass mirror. I won't bore you with the details but it just went to prove how very careful you have to be.

The D16T particularly can be a very dangerous receiver in the wrong hands but any 50c/s mains derived high voltage power supply has to be treated with the utmost of caution.

Play safe! John.
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